Newly eligible players are about to enter the selection process for the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, but who will take the number 1 spot? So many players have lined up to take the top spot, but reaching this position hinges on many factors, including player’s previous year performance, positional value, and player potential. We may have a surprise winner, like Kyle Murray in 2018.
Without further ado, and in no particular order, we have put together the NFL players who are in the running to cinch the number 1 spot in the NFL Draft.
Jerry Jeudy, Wide Reciever, Alabama
No wider receiver has been drafted first since Keyshawn Johnson back in 1996. With a fine performance this season, he finds himself in the pole position. He is widely seen as one of 2020’s hottest prospects. Even ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. ranked him as his top pick.
Chase Young, Defensive End, Ohio State
Quarterback Chase Young is in strong contention for the #1 pick in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. His strong performance this season so far has earned him praise. In the Matt Miller’s Bleacher Report, Young is ranked No. 2 in the list of top 10, 2020 prospects.
Grant Delpit, Safety, LSU
Occupying Matt Miller’s number 3 spot for the top 2020 prospects, Delpit is a well-performing defender that looks like a sure-thing to win the 2020 NFL Draft. In 2018, Grant amassed 74 tackles, 5 interceptions, 9 passes, and 5 sacks. With such stats, he is poised to be one of the best NFL defenders in 2020. He may be the next defender to be considered for the number 1 spot since Gary Glick was last considered in 1956.
Justin Herbert, Quarterback, Oregon
Justin had a great season and is being considered for the top spot. With 29 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, and passing for 3,151 yards, there is no reason for him not to be in contention for the top spot in the NFL Draft. It remains to be seen if he will win, considering his season has not been great.
There you have it! Above are some of the players competing for the #1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft. For NFL teams having a poor season, the draft is often their central topic. The NFL draft serves as an excellent opportunity to select newly eligible players and look toward the future. The talents mentioned above are some of the best newly eligible players that will likely be selected in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.
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